Men's College Lacrosse TV Schedule Expansive Across ESPN Networks

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January 23rd, 2012

via press release:

Men's College Lacrosse Schedule Expansive Across ESPN Networks

ESPN announces its extensive 2012 college lacrosse coverage across ESPN, ESPNU and ESPN3 with a schedule featuring nationally-ranked programs, top-caliber games and the addition of the ACC Men's and Women's and BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Championships. The schedule includes 49 total games - featuring 39 regular-season matchups, 37 men's and two women's games - plus the crowing of six conference champions on ESPNU and ESPN3. Coverage begins with No. 4 Johns Hopkins hosting Towson on Friday, Feb. 17, at noon on ESPNU.

Schedule highlights:

* At least one appearance from each team in the top 10 of Inside Lacrosse Division Preseason Rankings and 14 of the 16 teams that qualified for the 2011 NCAA Championship, including seven appearances from the defending champion Virginia

* ESPN will air two top-10 games - No. 7 Syracuse at No. 1 Virginia on Sunday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. and the Cavaliers at No. 6 North Carolina on Sunday, April 7, at noon

* A rematch of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship game between No. 8 Maryland and top-ranked Virginia on Saturday, March 31, at noon on ESPNU

* ESPN3 will offer eight exclusive games including three appearances by second-ranked Duke - at No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday, Feb. 18, at No. 8 Maryland on Saturday, March 3 and at Georgetown on Saturday, March 24

* Games from four in-season tournaments - Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore) on Saturday, March 10, Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.) on Sunday, April 1, ESPNU Warrior Classic (Charlotte, N.C.) on Saturday, April 14 and Mile High Classic (Denver) on Friday, April 27

* ESPNU will carry two regular-season women's games plus the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship title match as part of ACC Monday on Monday, April 23, at 3 p.m.

* Five men's conference champions will be crowned on ESPNU or ESPN3

o The entire ACC Championship will air live on ESPNU beginning with the semifinals on Friday, April 20 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. and the title game on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m.

o ESPNU will carry the final game of the BIG EAST Championship on Saturday, May 5, at noon along with the first semifinal on Thursday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m.; in addition, the second semifinal tilt will be at 7 p.m. on ESPN3

o ESPN3 will be the home to the Ivy League Championship semifinals on Friday, May 4, at 5 and 8 p.m., while ESPNU will offer the title game that Sunday at noon

o The America East and ECAC champions will be crowned on ESPN3

This season, the network's telecasts will include a deep roster of experienced and knowledgeable lacrosse analysts: Ryan Boyle (Four-time All-American at Princeton), Paul Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (All-American defenseman at UNC), Quint Kessenich (Four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins), Jamie Munro (All-American at Brown and former Denver head coach) and Matt Ward (former Virginia attackman and 2006 Tewaaraton winner). Play-by-play announcers include: ESPNU's Anish Shroff, Joe Beninati (Bowdoin College goalie), Mike Corey, Ben Holden and Eamon McAnaney (Notre Dame defenseman). Newcomer Courtney Martinez Connor (Four-time NCAA Championship at Maryland) will handle analysis of the women's games.

ESPN Network's 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Regular-Season Schedule (Schedule subject to change; all times are Eastern)

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network(s)

Fri, Feb 17

5 p.m.

Towson at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Sat, Feb 18

1 p.m.

No. 2 Duke at No. 9 Notre Dame

ESPN3

Tue, Feb 21

5 p.m.

Delaware at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Fri, Feb 24

7 p.m.

No. 8 Maryland at Georgetown

ESPN3

Sat, Feb 25

noon

Stony Brook at No. 1 Virginia

ESPN3

3 p.m.

Siena at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Fri, Mar 2

5 p.m.

No. 4 Johns Hopkins at No. 16 Princeton

ESPNU

Sat, Mar 3

1 p.m.

No. 2 Duke at No. 8 Maryland

ESPN3

Sun, Mar 4

4:30 p.m.

No. 7 Syracuse at No. 1 Virginia

ESPN / ESPN3

Tue, Mar 6

7 p.m.*

Manhattan at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Wed, Mar 7

5 p.m.

Towson at No. 20 Johns Hopkins (women's)

ESPNU

Sat, Mar 10

11 a.m.

Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):

No. 16 Princeton vs. No. 6 North Carolina

ESPNU

1:30 p.m.

Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):

No. 3 Cornell vs. No. 1 Virginia

ESPNU

4 p.m.

Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):

UMBC vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPN3

Fri, Mar 16

5 p.m.

No. 6 North Carolina at No. 2 Duke

ESPNU

Sat, Mar 17

2 p.m.

No. 14 Penn at No. 16 Princeton

ESPNU

4 p.m.

No. 7 Syracuse at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Sun, Mar 18

1 p.m.

No. 5 Denver at No. 9 Notre Dame

ESPNU

Sat, Mar 24

noon

No. 8 Maryland at No. 6 North Carolina

ESPNU

noon

No. 2 Duke at Georgetown

ESPN3

2 p.m.

No. 4 Johns Hopkins at No. 1 Virginia

ESPNU

Sat, Mar 31

noon

No. 1 Virginia at No. 8 Maryland

ESPNU

Sun, Apr 1

1 p.m.

Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):

No. 9 Notre Dame vs. St. John's

ESPN3

4 p.m.

Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Syracuse

ESPNU

6:30 p.m.

Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):

No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Fri, Apr 6

6 p.m.*

Albany vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Sat, Arp 7

noon

No. 1 Virginia at No. 6 North Carolina

ESPN / ESPN3

Wed, Apr 11

5:30 p.m.

No. 8 Virginia at No. 20 Johns Hopkins (women's)

ESPNU

Fri, Apr 13

6 p.m.

No. 2 Duke at No. 1 Virginia

ESPNU

Sat, Apr 14

11 a.m.

ESPNU Warrior Classic (Charlotte, N.C.):

Rutgers vs. No. 7 Syracuse

ESPNU

1:30 p.m.

ESPNU Warrior Classic (Charlotte, N.C.):

No. 11 Hofstra at No. 6 North Carolina

ESPNU

6 p.m.

No. 8 Maryland at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Fri, Apr 20

5 p.m.

ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Charlottesville, Va.): Semifinal #1

ESPNU

7:30 p.m.

ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Charlottesville, Va.): Semifinal #2

ESPNU

Sat, Apr 21

3 p.m.

Georgetown at No. 7 Syracuse

ESPNU

5:30 p.m.

No. 9 Notre Dame at No. 10 Villanova

ESPNU

Sun, Apr 22

3 p.m.

ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Charlottesville, Va.): Final

ESPNU

Mon, Apr 23

7 p.m.

ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship as part of ACC Monday (Durham, N.C.): Final

ESPNU

Fri, Apr 27

7:30 p.m.

Mile High Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 1 Virginia vs.

No. 14 Penn

ESPN3

10 p.m.

Mile High Classic (Denver, Colo.): Duke at Denver

ESPNU

Sat, Apr 28

5 p.m.

No. 7 Syracuse at No. 9 Notre Dame

ESPNU

7 p.m.

No. 3 Cornell at No. 16 Princeton

ESPNU

Thu, May 3

4:30 p.m.

BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Villanova , Pa.): Semifinal #1

ESPNU

7 p.m. /

10:30 p.m.*

BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Villanova , Pa.): Semifinal #2

ESPN3 / ESPNU*

TBD

TBD

ECAC Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Site TBD): Final

ESPN3

Fri, May 4

5 p.m.

Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Championship

(site of regular-season champion): Semifinal #1

ESPN3

8 p.m.

Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Championship

(site of regular-season champion): Semifinal #2

ESPN3

Sat, May 5

noon

BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Championship

(Villanova , Pa.): Final

ESPNU

2 p.m.

Army at No. 4 Johns Hopkins

ESPNU

Sun, May 6

10 a.m.

America East Men's Lacrosse Championship

(campus of highest seed): Final

ESPNU

noon

Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Championship

(site of regular-season champion): Final

ESPNU

* - tape delay; rankings from Inside Lacrosse Preseason Poll

For the sixth straight year, ESPN networks will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. Coverage will be in high definition across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU beginning Saturday, May 12 and concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 28. ESPN3 and ESPN Mobile will also feature select games. In addition, the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship semifinals and national title game will be aired on ESPN networks on Friday, May 25 and Sunday, May 27.

 
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